The Island Nature ReserveNature reserve of the island
Island Nature Reserve Seaview, Nelson Mandela Bay.
Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth) - Island Nature Reserve
Island Nature Reserve is about 25 km from Port Elizabeth and is reached via Seaview Rd, which branches off along the main highways. There are many hikes in the reserve, the most famous of which is the 16 km long Bushbuck footpath, as well as a barbecue and picknic area.
Departure point: -33Â 59Â 59' 8.10" 25Â 22' 12.41" The Island Nature Reserve is about 25 km from Port Elizabeth and can be reached via Seaview Roads on the N2. At the junction of the N2, drive for 6 km to the entry point of the reserve, which is on the lefthand side of Seaview Rd.
There are many hikes in the reserve, the most famous being the 16 km long Bushbuck hiking path, which begins right in front of the reserve's main office. There' s also an easily accessible 1.3 km long hiking path and barbecue area. Caracals are often seen along this path.
Visiting the island's nature reserve
25km from Port Elizabeth, turn off to Seaview Rd. Enjoy the whole year at The Island Nature Reserve. Situated about 25 km from Port Elizabeth, the reserve can be reached via Seaview Rd. This reserve covers 480 hectares of Alexandria's native coastline forests and has trees such as outeniqua yellowwood, pears and milky milk.
The wildlife includes small bluduckers, bushbucks, green monkeys and scrub-hog. Over fifty bird varieties have been registered, including the Knysna louria. There are many hikes in the reserve, the most famous being the 16 km long Bushback footpath, as well as pick nick areas and a BBQ area.
In the nature reserve of Port Elizabeth Island
How we found out on our hike to the Island Nature Reserve. We' ve often passed the sign to the island and asked ourselves what it was. Since we have a rather exhausting walking experience around the bend in Canada, we were very pleased that it offers 16 km of untouched wildlife walks.
This is a great place to practise with the children before our worldwide crosstalk! So, we pack our rucksacks with rain-proof hooded jackets, lunches, light refreshments, lots of rain and our cameras and set out to take over the area. There is a large and lovely picknick and barbecue area for guests of one or two days, and there are a choice of 5 walking paths, one after the other or as short single-tours.
On the first two paths you will pass through the milk wood that surrounds the area. It is ideal for a family with younger children to get a foretaste of the relatively simple and very breathtaking area. Leading under the Seaview Road, Route 3 winds its way away from civilization, connecting breathtaking and secluded 4 and 5 tracks.
Recognizing the alarming anti-social symptoms of children's starvation, we nevertheless set out in search of an open place where we could stop for dinner and make some great OHP recordings. When we put it off to the hanggy (furious hunger) congestion, we finally gave up and halted for dinner on the woodland road.
Refreshed, lined and soaked, the atmosphere lit up to 5 out of 5, and we were delighted to see a fantastic laddered cement lighthouse that marks the highest point of the reserve. He had ignored our request to put on his walking boots and passed our pre-walking gear test with his flip-flops.
I was drowned in my new walking boots when I saw the T-junction, which was not on the card or according to the first directions of the warden. After walking on winding trails through the woods, we were totally disorientated and had no idea which way we took back home. When you have a UAV (what we have done), just pass it through the woods and look around to see where a symbol like the ocean is.
All in all a marvellous familiy experience! View the videos of our walk to the Island Nature Reserve: Island Nature Reserve is situated about 25 km from Port Elizabeth on Seaview Road. The park has 480 hectares of native coastline woodland and 16 km of walking paths, which can be done in smaller areas or as a long one.
It is open from 8.00-16.30 and there is a small admission charge (we have already purchased 20 R per person per person and 10 R per person under 12 years of age).